Extraction torches are the welding technology trend in 2021. Demand is growing – because, as they become more widespread, extraction systems that can be easily adjusted to the power requirements of the respective extraction torch are increasing in importance. KEMPER expert Manfred Könning explains in an interview what is currently happening on the market after the market launch of the VacuFil series.
Occupational health and safety is an important issue not only in Germany. The regulations are also gradually tightening internationally. One example of this is provided by Great Britain with stricter controls on dust limit values during welding. But how are … >> more
Every day, several million people around the world come into contact with welding fumes. It is undisputed today that the hazardous substances in welding fumes are hazardous to health – and some even carcinogenic. But it was not until 2017 … >> more
Welding fumes are dangerous to the health of welders, that’s obvious. But the particular risks they entail depend primarily on the welding processes and the materials they use. There are big differences. This collection of texts about the particular dangers … >> more
Welders are exposed to a greater risk of contracting pneumococcal infections. The Standing Vaccination Committee of the Robert Koch Institute therefore advises vaccination against pneumococcae. According to researchers, this prevents weakening of the immune system and its potential consequences, including … >> more
Depending on the process, thermal spraying causes a large amount of hazardous substances and a lot of noise. This means one thing above all else: High demands placed on occupational health and safety – because although thermal spraying processes are … >> more
Ultrafine dust leads to more cardiovascular diseases than acute heart attacks, cardiac insufficiency or cardiac arrhythmia – that’s the result of a new study. Welders are particularly affected. Most of the particles that can be found in welding fumes are … >> more
In 2014, legislators in Germany lowered the General Dust Exposure Level by more than 60 percent. Under certain conditions, factories were able to continue operating at the old limit of 3 mg/m³. This transitional period ended at the turn of the year. This has repeatedly sparked many discussions amongst those affected, but above all it has created uncertainty. This period is finally over – with a plea for health-based occupational safety in each country.
During welding, ultrafine particles are created which are breathed in or swallowed by welders. The smallest particles often cause the greatest damage. Yet, how exactly do these ultrafine particles affect the welder? And what kind of defense mechanism does the … >> more
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